The last Head High release was a year ago, and in the interim, rave-tinged nostalgia has conquered the charts. Thankfully, the version of the past that Shed presents on ‘Megatrap’ isn’t phoney or major label-funded, but rather a series of genuine, loved-up moments. From the furious breakbeats and spine-tingling hooks of 'Hex Factor' to the ecstatic rush of 'Megatrap' and the glorious piano house of 'Think It', this double-pack will make you fall in love with dance music all over again.
Product of Fun-Da-Mental member D.WattsRiot. Head for the dub blues of 'Shopping For A Timer'. It's split with LV's take on The Mighty Zulu Nations' 'Abantu'. Heavy.
Joey Negro opens the doors of his Z Records label to Tramhed, following ‘Save Me’ on Tronicsole — eking out last year on a rather anonymous-looking, hand-stamped 7”. This time, the Brighton-based producer makes more of a statement with this dreamy nu-disco number, ‘Circles In My Mind’. In its original version, Wrenne’s vocal accompanies a live, Faze Action-style rhythm section, but it’s Joey Negro’s ‘Club’ version that provides a little Def Mix-inspired magic.
Coming from Bristol, the UK’s home of mash-up music, this little slice of sunshine makes full use of all its musical roots. The original slab of ragga has been mixed up into something fit for a different dance. So proud to call itself jump-up, it's in the track title, this is low-down and dirty, gritty growling bass done with a smile, lifted by the original dancehall vocal and large sprinkling of dub sirens. Big tings for carnival!